PSA: Those Emails from Microsoft are probably fake…

JohnMHoyt Business, Microsoft, security Leave a Comment

If you have not received a phone call by now claiming to be a representative from Microsoft stating your computer is at risk, then you are lucky. You’re much less lucky if you *have* received one of those calls and believed them.  They sure sound convincing. The new fad is to send emails that look very convincing, with links to …

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FTC Security Guide for Business Released

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security Leave a Comment

The Federal Trade Commission has released a new document which may be worth a read for anyone looking for a place to start for improving their Business Security. He’s the rundown of what is covered: 1. Start with security. 2. Control access to data sensibly. 3. Require secure passwords and authentication. 4. Store sensitive personal information securely and protect it …

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Video surveillance for your business may pay for itself immediately

JohnMHoyt Business, CCTV, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, Sales, security, Technology, Video Surveillance Leave a Comment

When you hear the term “video surveillance”, you might have visions of high tech government agencies watching the masses, or you might think about a prime time TV show set in a Las Vegas casino with a whole team watching as the “eye in the sky”, or it could be the large department store chain that has cameras hanging from …

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Cisco introduces the RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cisco, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Sales, security, Technology 2 Comments

Take Basic Connectivity to a New Level The Cisco® RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall combines highly secure connectivity – to the Internet as well as from other locations and remote workers – with a high-speed, 802.11n wireless access point, a 4-port switch, an intuitive, browser-based device manager, and support for the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility, all at a very affordable …

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Trend Micro has released WFBS 7.0 Patch 1 Build B1435

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Sales, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

If your business depends on Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, Advanced or Standard, then you should have received notification that WFBS 7.0 Patch 1 Build B1435 is now available. The patches that have been released by Trend Micro allow for better integration into Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 for one thing, but also fix important issues which have been …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Investigating Potential Security Threat to Windows OS

JohnMHoyt Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

Secure IT Alert for Monday, January 31, 2011 Microsoft has announced in Security Advisory 2501696 that they are investigating a potential vulnerability that may exist in ALL current supported editions of Microsoft Windows (Including Windows 7, Server 2008, Vista, XP and Server 2003). In fact, the only version that may not be affected would be the Server Core installations. According …

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WatchGuard XCS 370 Awarded CRN Product of the Year in Security Appliance Category

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cisco, Computer Security, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, security, Technology Leave a Comment

One of our security partners, WatchGuard, was just awarded the CRN’s “Security Appliance Product of the Year” for their XCS 370 series device! Here’s the press statement: WatchGuard XCS 370 Security Appliance Wins in CRN’s 2010 Products of the Year SEATTLE – January 11, 2011. WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today announced that the company won …

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Remotely viewable network security cameras let you be two places at one time

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, CCTV, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, security, Technology, Windows 2 Comments

I was reminded just how useful cameras can be after watching a segment on the news this morning where a young lady was using an inexpensive app on her iPhone that allowed her to check in on her dog by viewing the camera on her PC. She just happened to catch a burglar in the process! More on that HERE. …

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Password security is a necessary inconvenience these days due to various sites being hacked…

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

It sure has been an event filled weekend regarding security! Several high profile sites have been hacked…  The largest is the Gawker controlled sites, Gawker, Gizmodo, Lifehacker and a slew of others where it is estimated that as many as 1.5 million usernames and passwords may have been compromised. Supposedly, the Gawker passwords also allowed Facebook to be used for …

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Scam Alert: Microsoft supposedly calling and offering to help fix security issues from remote

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, Office, security, Windows, Windows Server 2 Comments

Today has been interesting… I received an email from a long-time friend saying he had the strangest phone call, from MICROSOFT… They informed him that his system was vulnerable and that they wanted to help him fix it if he would give them access to his system by visiting a website. This guy was born at night, but he wasn’t …

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